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The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Wales) Order 2015

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PART 3Suitability of private rented sector accommodation for ending the section 75 duty to homeless applicants

8.  For the purposes of a private rented sector offer under section 76 (circumstances when the duty to secure accommodation for applicants in priority need ends), accommodation must not be regarded as suitable where one or more of the following apply—

(a)the authority is of the view that the accommodation is not in a reasonable physical condition;

(b)the authority is of the view that the accommodation does not comply with all statutory requirements (such as, where applicable, requirements relating to fire, gas, electrical, carbon monoxide and other safety; planning; and licences for houses in multiple occupation); or

(c)the authority is of the view that the landlord is not a fit and proper person within the meaning of section 20 to act in the capacity of landlord.

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9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the following Orders are revoked—

(a)the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) Order 1996(1) insofar as it applies to Wales;

(b)the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Amendment) Order 1997(2) insofar as it applies to Wales; and

(c)the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Wales) Order 2006(3).

(2) The Orders revoked under paragraph (1) continue in force in respect of any application made under section 183 of the Housing Act 1996 prior to the date this Order comes into force.

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